Art Trail - The Big Dog Art Trail Swindon 2023

Swindon goes walkies

Get your tails wagging for the biggest and most colourful event in Swindon in 2023. From 15 July to 3 September, discover 30 super-sized Swindogs and 42 super-cute Swinpups on The Big Dog Art Trail!

Designed by professional artists, schools and community groups, the uniquely decorated sculptures will take you on a free and accessible trail through some of Swindon’s best-loved landmarks, parks and public spaces.

And when walkies are over, it will be time for the Farewell Weekend and Grand Auction to raise vital funds for your local children’s hospice charity, Julia’s House.

Whether you’re a life-long local or a new visitor, go on a Swindog adventure in this celebration of art, culture and community.

The team carrying the balloon dog

Your donations make a life-changing difference

Julia’s House is your local children’s hospice charity, providing a lifeline of care for the most seriously ill children and their families across Wiltshire and Dorset.

Each family we support is unique and so is the care we provide. When a family finds out that their child has a very serious medical condition their world falls apart. Julia’s House exists to help these children and their families.

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Isabella with Julia's House Team Nurse Molly

Swindog Auction

After the trail finishes the Swindogs will be auctioned to raise vital funds for Julia’s House, your local children’s hospice charity. If you have sponsored a uniquely designed and decorated big balloon dog sculpture this will be your chance to adopt your Swindog.  Then it can go to its forever home where it can be enjoyed for many years to come!

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A Wild in Art Event

This event is presented by Julia’s House in partnership with Wild in Art. Swindon, get ready to have fun and explore!

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